Published on August 4, 2014
GOSPEL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Rev. Sundberg (following the time with children, our young people through kindergarten age may be excused to child care) RECEPTION OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS Offertory “ Tranquility ” R. Powell PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION Providing God, by your Holy Spirit feed us with your Word, that we might be filled with the bread of life. Amen. SCRIPTURE LESSON Matthew 14:13-21 NT 16 COMMUNION MEDITATION Rev. Haas THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION The Invitation The Prayer of Consecration and The Lord’s Prayer May the God of grace be with you. And also with you. People of one faith, one baptism, lift your hearts to God. We offer our hearts to the One who has reshaped them by grace. Just as we take from your plentiful bounty, take us, O God, to be your servants. Take us as we are, O God, and claim us as your own. As once you chose to tell your love in human flesh and bone, So let our lives be used to make your saving purpose known. Just as we are daily blessed by your love, O God, may we in turn be a blessing to others. Bless us for your service, Lord; no power we devise Will ever give us strength enough or make us truly wise, Yet by your promise we can know the peace your grace supplies. Just as we are quick to criticize others, O God, may our own brokenness be used for good. Break us open to disclose how brokenness can heal, Wherever broken loaves suffice to give a crowd a meal And graves break open to release new life from death’s dread seal.